Preventative Food Pantry


(42.337795,-71.07058)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

One Boston Medical Center WayBoston, MA 02118

About

The Food Pantry works to address nutrition-related illness and under-nutrition for our low-income patients. It fills the therapeutic gap by linking physicians and nutritionists to patients. Individuals with special nutritional needs are referred to the Pantry by BMC primary care providers who write "prescriptions" for supplemental foods that best promote physical health, prevent future illness and facilitate recovery. The Pantry is often used by patients with cancer, HIV/AIDS, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, obesity, food allergies and other chronic conditions.

The Food Pantry is open daily, Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. It is managed by three staff members and many volunteers. The Pantry Manager is a registered Dietetic Technician, qualified to determine what foods correspond to a patient’s dietary needs, as prescribed by a BMC physician. The Assistant Pantry Manager is fluent in four languages and has been essential in helping the Pantry assist BMC’s many refugee and immigrant patients.

Patients need to be screened and referred to the Food Pantry by their Primary Care Provider.

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Hatian / Creole
  • Spanish

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 3 hour shift
  • Online application, immunizations, onboarding: www.bmc.org/volunteerservices

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